Proposed to Olympique Lyonnais, the Brazilian Daniel Alves could have made his return to Ligue 1 this summer. The Rhone club was interested in his arrival. But the former right side of Paris Saint-Germain did not wait and signed up with another formation.
Olympique Lyonnais could have given us a new surprise in the transfer window. After the returns of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso, the club led by Jean-Michel Aulas considered the signing of a certain Daniel Alves. The 39-year-old right-back, not retained by FC Barcelona at the end of his contract, was offered to the recent eighth in Ligue 1, journalist Saber Desfarges tells us. And his candidacy did not leave Olympique Lyonnais indifferent.
OL thought of Dani Alves!
Proposed to the Rhone club, the name of the Brazilian was validated by Peter Bosz.
Dani Alves, free, was interested.
— Saber Desfarges (@SaberDesfa) July 21, 2022
The file has indeed been validated by coach Peter Bosz, perhaps in order to compensate for the departure of Léo Dubois to Galatasaray. It must be said that an experienced profile like that of Dani Alves would have been beneficial to accompany the evolution of young Malo Gusto, probably holder next season. But the Lyon leaders, particularly busy managing the sale of Léo Dubois and the arrival of left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, have waited too long. In his situation, the former Paris Saint-Germain player, although interested in the prospect of joining Lyon, could not afford to wait too long.
Dani Alves couldn’t wait
This is why the international auriverde has signed up with the Mexican team Pumas, even if it means accepting a sporting challenge, and perhaps even a less attractive salary. A priori, this failure will not disappoint many supporters of Olympique Lyonnais. Not to mention his past at Paris Saint-Germain, Dani Alves’ age would surely have been underlined. It should still be remembered that the former Blaugrana comes out of a rather satisfactory freelance in Catalonia, where his performances gave satisfaction to coach Xavi. It is surely no coincidence that Peter Bosz was ready to open the door to his locker room for him.